Fourth Tuesday, January 28 - 7:00 pm
"A Congress for Women: Women's Clubs and the Chautauqua Movement"
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Watch for our progress on constructing a new outside exhibit, "The Spring at the Fairchild Farm", funded by Humanities Kansas. READ MORE

Barn Block Workshop in October a success!
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Museum is open.
Tuesdays – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesdays – 9:00am to noon
Sundays – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

TCHS Welcomes You to Tonganoxie, KS

Tonganoxie was once home to some of the largest dairy farms in Kansas. The TCHS Museum is located on 10 acres of one of those dairies. The buildings include a 1932 milking parlor, hay barn and silo; a 1916 one room school house; 1918 church; and a 1936 Fire Pumper Truck.

TCHS is a non-profit organization, funded through dues, donations, memorials, building rentals, grants and various fund-raising activities.


Sunday, January 19 - 2PM
Board Meeting in the Fairchild Knox barn
NOTE: The Board meetings will be held at 2:00pm on the third Sunday of each month for the winter.

Tuesday, January 28 - 7PM
"A Congress for Women: Women's Clubs and the Chautauqua Movement" presented by Sarah Bell and made possible by Humanities Kansas.

Thursday, February 20 - 11AM to 7PM
Chili Supper to benefit the Tonganoxie Historical Society & Museum.

Events Calendar


Watch for the date of the second TCHS Ghost Town Bus Tour.  This tour will focus on the southern part of the county. The tour will take place in the Spring of 2020.


The museum and buildings are open to the public.
Come visit us!
Tuesdays 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesdays 9:00am – Noon
Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm 

Tours can also be arranged at other times by appointment.
In case of severe weather, ice, or heavy snow, the museum will be closed.
Admission is free – Donations are appreciated.


GO BACK to the mid-1800's and the beginning of the town of Tonganoxie. EXPERIENCE history through the lens of a small town.

DISCOVER the story of prehistoric people in this area and see the artifacts they left behind. LEARN about the Native Americans and immigrants who shaped this community.

EXPLORE the Fairchild-Knox hay barn and milking parlor, once one of the largest dairies in the state of Kansas.

IMAGINE education in a one room school house. Honey Valley School was established in 1869, the 56th school district in Leavenworth County. The school did not close until 1958.

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Photos from Yesteryear